Update from the IFHC.

irish family history centre

It’s been a week unlike any other. We would like to share a message from our
founders with you:

As of Friday March 13th, we have taken the decision to close the Family History Centre to the public.

We are taking the best advice of our medical experts, and closing our doors.
The centre will remain closed in March.
All scheduled events have been cancelled until at least the end of April.
We’re in unchartered waters, but we trust we’ll see you on the other side!

Thank you for your support,
Fiona Fitzsimons & Brian Donovan

Keep in touch:
We will continue to post updates on our website, and also via social media, so make sure you stay tuned in.

Meanwhile, hopefully we can help you to break up the tedium and escape the isolation. Check out our online services:


Genealogy on Facebook Live!

Genealogy on Facebook Live

We will host a facebook live session on Friday 27th March 12pm Irish time. If you have any genealogy questions for our experts, please email them to:



Irish history and genealogy podcast

Access podcasts on a wide range of Irish history and genealogy.

Recorded live in the National Library & in the Expert Workshop series. (With thanks to our hosts the Royal Irish Academy, and the Military History Archives).

Find them here.



Research Tips:

tips from our team of expert Genealogists to help your research journey

Top tips from our team of expert Genealogists to help your research journey.

Find Them Here.



Learning Resources

historical publications
Webinars & Publications
We also provide access to hundreds of historical publications – giving you evidence and context of the Ireland your ancestors knew.
 Learn more here.



Online Exhibitions:

Fiona with Joe Biden
As Ireland’s most trusted and experienced genealogists, we’ve been asked to provide research for some famous names.

Here’s some we made earlier – including a case-study on current Democratic front-runner, Joe Biden.

Learn More.




Irish Genealogy and Family History blog
What’s happening in Irish Genealogy and Family History.
Read the Blog Here.



Irish Lives Remembered

Irish lives remembered Issue 33 Easter 2016

Irish Lives Remembered launched in 2012, and is Ireland’s most read Genealogy & Family history magazine.

Catch up on back-issues – Photo-Detective (Jayne Shrimpton); Irish in the American Civil War (Damian Shiels); celebrity features (Fiona Fitzsimons); History of Irish surnames and clan names (Paul Cotter); Irish folklore and customs (Ned Kelly); plus book and film reviews, interviews and exclusives, and our Dear Genie (genealogy problem page).

Click through, kick back, and catch up on our back-issues.

Find it here!

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